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Three Old Palm residents playing in U.S. Open
June 17, 2015

Three Old Palm residents and members—Lee Westwood, Charl Schwartzel and Louis Oosthuizen—will be playing in this weekend’s U.S. Open. All of them have finished in the Top Ten in previous U.S. Opens, and Westwood has scored particularly well over the years with five Top Five finishes in the tournament. The 2015 U.S. Open will be played at Chambers Bay in Washington State, marking the first time in history that it will be held in the Pacific Northwest. With its massive, rolling fairways, towering dunes, undulating greens and unpredictable coastal winds, the traditional links-style course is expected to thoroughly test the golfers’ skills. Upon first seeing it, Oosthuizen posted a panoramic photo of the course’s daunting high rough on Twitter and tweeted: “This looks like a proper golf course.” Indeed.

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Westwood is eager and ready for the Ryder Cup
September 19, 2014

In the three weeks since Old Palm resident and member Lee Westwood was selected to play for Team Europe in the 2014 Ryder Cup, he has been preparing with a vengeance. He’s been watching his diet, lost more than 20 pounds and been doing double gym sessions—cardio in the morning and weights in the afternoon. To hone his game, Westwood has been playing the golf courses at Celtic Manor, a resort in Wales that has hosted the Ryder Cup in 2010. This year’s Ryder Cup will be at the legendary Gleneagles in Scotland from September 23 through 28. Westwood will be making his ninth consecutive appearance in the biennial match against the United States.

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Westwood selected for Team Europe Ryder Cup
September 05, 2014

 Captain Paul McGinley selected Westwood as one of his wild-card picks in large part because he has played so well in this yearâs most prestigious tournamentsâthe Masters, Players Championship and PGA Championship âIâm obviously delighted,â said Westwood, after learning of his selection. âThe Ryder Cup has always been a massive thing for me and I was delighted to get the call from Paul. Iâm delighted and honored to be representing Europe again.â Westwood has an overall Ryder Cup record of 18 wins and 6 halves from his 37 matches spanning 17 years. This yearâs tournament, which will be played at Gleneagles in Scotland from September 26-28, will be Westwoodâs ninth consecutive appearance in the biennial match against the United States. Team Europe will face fierce competition from Team USA. The legendary Tom Watson is Captain, and as Assistant Captain he chose…

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Schwartzel fires final-round 64 to finish tied for fourth
August 13, 2014

Old Palm resident and 2011 Masters champion Charl Schwartzel has been on a hot streak lately, finishing in the Top 10 in three of his last five golf tournaments. Schwartzel shot a blistering 64 in the final round of the recent WBC Bridgestone Championship, which vaulted him into a tie for fourth place. He posted several of the photo highlights on his Facebook page: www.facebook.com/CharlSchwartzelOfficial Next, Schwartzel will play in the PGA Championship and hopefully his momentum will carry over into this the final major of the season. Several other Old Palm residents will join Schwartzel at Valhalla Country Club in Louisville, Kentucky—2010 British Open champion Louis Oosthuizen and Lee Westwood, winner of 41 professional events worldwide.

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Schwartzel finishes in Top 10 in British Open
July 24, 2014

Old Palm resident and 2011 Masters champion Charl Schwartzel finished the 2014 British Open tied for seventh place at 11 under par. His final round was an impressive 67, as he had five birdies and no bogeys on the demanding Royal Liverpool (or Hoylake as it is usually known), the second-oldest seaside links golf course in England. In fact, Schwartzel birdied three of the last four holes, giving him great momentum for his next tournament, the RBC Canadian Open, which starts July 24.

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